Friends and Neighbors

On a Two-Way Street

Story and Photos by Les Tanner

“Hello?”

“Hi, Lindsey, this is Les. I’ve got a quick question for you.”

“Ask away.”

“What are your plans for the first couple of weeks in June?”

“In June? This is only the middle of February, Les. What’s going on?”

“I’m beginning to make plans to drive to Chicago to visit our son and his family. I’ll need a house-and-cat sitter and someone to do some watering, and I wondered if Maylee and Violet would be available. They did such a nice job last summer, so I thought…”

“Well, I’ll check to see if we’ve made plans,” Lindsey replied. She may have sighed—she is a very patient person. “But it will be a while before I have an answer for you.” 

“No hurry,” I said. “Thanks, Lindsey.”

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About Les Tanner

Les Tanner is shown here with his late wife, Ruby, to whom he was married for more than sixty years, and who also was on the staff of IDAHO magazine. When Les, a retired teacher, isn’t working on the magazine's calendar, proofreading, fishing, writing, playing pickleball, or pulling weeds, he’s out looking for Jimmy the cat.